A. S. in Memoriam

Details

Opus
Op. 50b
Instrumentation
String Orchestra
Duration
12 minutes / 1 movements / 18 score pages
Dedication
Neeme Järvi
Premiere
2001-05-04, Göteborgs Konserthus, Sweden, strings from Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
Recordings

Garden of Devotion (2019)

PRESENTIMENT (2018)

DREAMS (2003)

Scores

Gehrmans Musikförlag

Score (GE 10862), Orchestral Parts (GE 10863)

Performances

23 Sep 2022

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Malmö Symphony Orchestra
  • Christoph König – conductor

Swedish Radio P2 Broadcasting

Sweden

18 Sep 2021

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Jan Karlsson Korp – piano

Malmö Opera

Sweden

10 May 2020

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Gordan Nikolic – Artistic leader

Swedish Radio P2 Musikrevyn

Swiss premiere

13 Jun 2019

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Musikkollegium Winterthur
  • Graziella Contratto – conductor

Stadthaus

Winterthur, Switzerland

19 Jun 2018

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Gordan Nikolič

NedPhO Koepel, CD recording

Amsterdam, Netherlands

22 Feb 2018

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Mikkeli Strings
  • Katarina Andreasson – conductor

Mikaeli Oy

Mikkeli, Finland

17 Aug 2017

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Andrew Manze

Concert Hall

Stockholm, Sweden

10 Aug 2015

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Jönköping Sinfonietta
  • Christian Svarfvar

Eksjö kyrka, Sweden

28 Jun 2015

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Hans Pålsson – piano

Apelrydsladan

Båstad, Sweden

25 May 2015

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
  • Bramwell Tovey

Concert Hall

Helsingborg, Sweden

22 May 2015

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
  • Bramwell Tovey

Concert Hall

Helsingborg, Sweden

Stockholm Premiere

17 Mar 2015

A. S. in Memoriam

  • Hans Pålsson – piano

Art Academy

Stockholm, Sweden

Recordings

Record cover artwork for PRESENTIMENT

PRESENTIMENT

BIS

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2018

  • Lisa Larsson

    – soprano

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Andrew Manze

    – conductor

  • Sakari Oramo

    – conductor

Reviews

Work Note by the composer (English translation by Roger Tanner)

A. S. in Memoriam was written in 1999, in memory of Arnold Schönberg and his string composition Verklärte Nacht, composed a hundred years previously, in 1899. In A. S. in Memoriam I have sought to mirror the vocabulary, gesture and musical characters present in the works of Schönberg. A. S. in Memoriam is often performed and has been on tour to Japan with both Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Alan Gilbert.

A. S. in Memoriam was originally composed for 15 strings (5-4-3-2-1, op50a) but also exists in a version for string orchestra (op50b). The smaller version was commissioned and premiered in 1999 by the Lund New Chamber Orchestra under Sören Nilzén. The larger version is dedicated to Neeme Järvi, by whom it was premiered in May 2001 with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra at the Gothenburg Concert Hall. Bar 49 features a musical quotation from Verklärte Nacht, as a sounding acknowledgement of that work's influence on A. S. in Memoriam.

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Photography by Louise Martinsson and video by Tord Martinsson

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